Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events for Holmes Scholars, Alumni

After successful AACTE Holmes Scholars® preconference events in Indianapolis, AACTE and the National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) are planning a number of exciting activities for Holmes Scholars and Scholar alumni in the upcoming months:

April 1: Proposals Due for Diversity Conference—NAHSA and the College of Charleston (SC) are inviting Holmes Scholars and alumni to submit proposals for presentations at their 2014 Diversity Conference, which will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, October 11-12. Proposals for presentations should address research-based pedagogy that helps children reach their academic potential; how partnerships among K-12 educators, schools, school districts, and/or institutions of higher learning have demonstrated success with underrepresented groups; and how language, culture, or race impact the achievement of youth of promise. The call for proposals is available here.

April 2-3: Tenure Academy—As announced in this previous blog post, NAHSA is hosting a Tenure Academy designed for early-career faculty in education-related fields. The academy will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a preconference event to the American Educational Research Association annual meeting.

May 16-17: Dissertation Retreat—The Florida A&M University and the University of Central Florida AACTE Holmes Scholars will host a Holmes Scholars Dissertation Retreat and Research Symposium for advanced-level doctoral students and for faculty engaged in the dissertation process. The event will be held on the campus of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

The dissertation retreat will include focused mentoring/writing sessions, doctoral student research presentations, professional development for faculty engaged in doctoral student development, and a Town Hall meeting that will feature noted panelists whose research interests center on the 2012 Schott Foundation report on Black male graduation rates. Find more information and register through the event’s web site.

June 9-13: AACTE Holmes Scholars® Summer Policy Institute—AACTE will host Holmes Scholars in Washington, DC, for a week of “full immersion” in the education policy and research world. The event, which takes place as part of AACTE’s Washington Week, starts at noon Monday, June 9, and ends by noon Friday, June 13. Scholars should plan to attend the full week of events. For more information and to register, click here.

October 11-12: Diversity Conference in Charleston, South Carolina (see above)

Remember, the AACTE Holmes Scholars® Program is a benefit of AACTE membership that helps institutions increase the diversity of their faculty by developing an outstanding pool of candidates for faculty and other leadership positions. If your institution doesn’t have a Scholars program yet, contact me or check our web site for information on how to start one!

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Alicia Ardila-Rey

Director of Research and Dissemination, AACTE